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“Good meal, good view”
Review of Riva Grill

Riva Grill
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Price range: US$25 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hwy. 50
Transit: Riva Grill is centrally located in South Lake Tahoe where Ski Run Blvd. meets Lake Tahoe. We are one mile west of the Heavenly Gondola; on the south side of highway 50, and a quick ride by taxi cab, Blue Go transit or bicycle. Many folks choose to walk here on warm summer evenings and return by taxi. Plenty of bicycle and kayak parking available.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK let's just get this out of the way first. This is an expensive place sitting right on the water. The views are great, the food is above average, and the service is good. This frankly is one of those places where you know you really want to go but you have to decide if it's worth the price. First you're in a resort town - everything is overpriced. You'll spend around $150 for 2 here unless you really scrimp and if you are going to do that why go? It's a pretty special place on prime real estate. We were glad we came. Sure the bill hurt a bit, but we enjoyed everything. It was prepared well, presently nicely and the wait staff was friendly. Just treat it as a special occasion and enjoy it.

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Thank RC30319
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has pricey, but amazing food and the view of the lake is great! The staff was very friendly and attentive. We sat outside and there were heaters everywhere, but inside it was just as comfortable.

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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Group dinner, so can't review the menu, but the food prepared for our buffet was very good and the view incredible. Good wine list.

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Thank planningpro
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Amazing chipotle-blueberry syrup comes with the chicken and waffles. Its sweet, and then the spice hits you. bah-yummbah! feel free to get some more if you run out. This is not a value restaurant, and you are definitely paying for the ambiance.

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Thank andycoyle
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

It had been raining a bit the night we were here, so there was no outdoor dining. The indoor seating was nice, but the view was limited.

The service was top notch and the food was well prepared and tasty, albeit a bit pricy. And the wait staff is very good at up-selling their signature drinks which can certainly add to the overall cost.

Overall a good dinner with friends, just realize you are paying extra for that lakeside location in South Lake Tahoe.

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Thank CO719_Traveler
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